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. >> good morning, washington. we thank you for joining us on this wednesday. i'm allison starling. we're going to begin with your traffic and weather. we start with adam. it is about 62 degrees. boy, it is really starting to feel like fall. >> it is. tomorrow is going to be cooler than what we have outside now. temperature-wise around the 60-degree mark. let's go to our forecast for today. a lot of sunshine. mostly sunny skies today. high temperatures in the upper 70's. near 80. currently 67 at reagan national. 61 at martinsburg. very low humidity. still a bit breezy with westerly winds at 10 perfect 20 marns. -- miles an hour. gets you in the mood for fall and football season. let's go to lisa. >> 18th street and florida avenue still closed because of an accident that happened in adams morgan. you can see traffic moving nicely in and out of tysons and bethesda and the american legionon bridge. good in college park. another geico camera will reveal traffic on the other side of town close to bradley boulevard. nice run on the beltway near route four. geel back to allison. >> thank you
news -- >> thanks for joining us on this tuesday. in waldorf we are told that crews had just rescued a man who fell into oil well -- a well. there's a point station there. a county worker fell into the well that is 30 feet deep. this was just moments ago. >>> also, a community is waiting for word on a two-year- old polehinke who -- two-year old boy who shot himself in the chest. >> residents in this hagerstown community are shocked and saddened and pressing for the life of two-year-old mario longus. >> very unfortunate. >> this happened early monday morning where they found political bullet inside shot in the chest. the toddler found the gun under a bed and began playing with it before it went off. danny was rushed to children's national medical center where he is in critical condition. crisis is sad. -- >> it is sad. first of all: the baby doing up late at 1:30 in the morning. >> his 16-year-old brother marcus longus is in custody. 17-year-old fantasia rivera was arrested as well. she tried to hide the gun on a nearby playground after the shooting. the teenagers face multiple charg
>>> good morning, once again. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00 on this monday morning, september 20. i'm alison starling. we'll have your traffic and weather straight ahead. >>> first we want to tell you some schools in ann arundel county will be closed this morning. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinsey elementary will be closed today because of a broken water pipe. >>> let's check in with meteorologist adam caskey. he's checking in with the latest on a nice monday and tuesday, and then, what, a return to summer? >> yes, we will return to summer-like conditions when it is officially autumn. the first full day of fall is thursday, and at that point we'll be up to 90 degrees. we're in the 60's for the most part. kensington district heights at 66. 85 the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. 7 degrees above average for this time of year. the average high 78. near 80 downtown. look at the record temperature, 94 set back in 1895. local high pressure overhead. that gives us a sinking motion in the atmosphere. just a few high, thin clouds. uppe
obama nicolaus the iraq war over. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for joining us on this first day of september. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> high temperatures still. tomorrow we will try for the second most 90-degree days in a given year. today is still hot. 68 in frederick. 70 and culpeper. herndon, 69. total sunshine again today. it will feel like the past couple days, 95 degrees. the inequality is down a notch to code orange for this afternoon. sunny and hot again tomorrow, a few degrees cooler, low 90's. -now to lisa baden. >>> the construction on the hot lanes project is complete for the morning. if everything is open between the american legion bridge and the springfield exit. looks good on 66 and 95 in virginia. 95 maryland, lingering goldwork, but it will not get anything to your travel. leaving the beltway and southbound into colombia, still getting the green light even with the lingering construction. no issues on the g
will call to give us information. >> neighbors said they never heard about any attack like this before. >> you really hope this is not the beginning of something. >> police detectives say they have not had any attacks like this one before the and are letting people know they need to be alert for any future problems. reporting live, gail pennybacker. >>> a volunteer at a high school faces felony charges. the sheriff's deputies say jeremy levoy sent inappropriate tax measures -- inappropriate text messages to a student. he is facing numerous charges. the boy is being held in jail without bond. >>> a colombian man is facing murder charges after he killed his ex-wife and set her apartment on fire. damon white stabbed his wife to death and said her apartment on fire. the suspect was injured in the fire and is still hospitalized. >>> as the mayor's race heats up, there are new allegations of buying votes. sam ford is joining us with the latest details. >> a group of young people are crying foul same campaign workers for mayor fenty were offering them jobs of $100 a day if they voted for the
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
. it is great to have you with us. >> we will have much more on that story in a few moments. first, to traffic and weather. it is already quite warm out there. >> it'll be another steamy day. yesterday, we have 91 decrease for the high temperature. 95 degrees of the hyatt at the reagan -- of the high for the reagan era. take a look at the rain totals from yesterday's highly isolated storms ago. there were big drops in the heavy rainfall. just under 7/10 of an enchiladi. high temperatures in the low to mid-90's. >> it is a fantastic ride this morning. no problems to report anywhere. the beltway construction is 66. that is completely gone. no detours necessary on the beltway. they were taking every one off. 301 coming up on buoe. things are clear on 95 and 295. no problems to report on 270. this is typically the direction of the morning traffic. we will have more traffic and a little while. >> thank you. it is 4:32. some people are assessing damage after last night isolating storms. >> they believe lightning may have sparked the fire. strong winds also knocked out a tree. one resident said to is
. >> he was driving a police cruiser and at this point, investigators are telling us it appears is shaping have to be purely a tragic accident on a dark prince george's county road. >> news choppers 7 was over had as detectives worked the scene where prince george's county police cruiser driven by an off- duty officer heading to work this truck ron burgess -- struck ron burgess this morning. >> i knew he had gotten ya by a car. >> verges was walking to a postage facility. he had been a mail handler since 1995. >> it was fairly dark outside this morning and the pedestrian had on dark clothing and was not in the crosswalk. >> made -- and neighbors said he often drove to work and had not heard about this morning's at -- accident. >> mmm-mmm, this is really shocking. >> the investigation into this accident is continuing at this point. investigators were able to say that speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash. as for the officer, he remains on duty, but will be off for the next several days. >> in fairfax county, a construction flight has been recovered after a car hit id -- construct
respond. >> young people who hang out in front of 1200 north cabral told us a driver and a white van pulled up and promised them temporary campaign jobs if they went to this early voting site and voted for the mayor. some had to register, and voted for fenty, but the jobs never came through. >> they just write to us for a vote and never contacted us for a job. >> mayor fendi said there was no way to investigate such an allegation without more information. today the mayor did not identify the driver. >> every once in awhile in running a big organization, some won't will do something that is counter to the training. there will be personnel action taken is something untoward was done. >> that might have stepped outside the ethical rules to be able to meet their quotas. >> we ask if attorneys were also questioning the young people were making the allegations. >> has anyone called do? >> no one at all. >> the mayor is in a tough fight for reelection and greeted voters after another mayoral election. >> we appreciate your bringing the information to us, but this was not someone who eit
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
, washington. it is friday. we're glad to have you with us. >> absolutely. we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we'll check in with lisa and get the traffic in just a moment but first our meteorologist adam caskey, it feels nice and refreshing. >> yes. keep the windows open. not all the way because then it might get a little chilly. another comfortable morning. it is going to be abgreat afternoon as well. some rain in the forecast by sunday. we could use the showers. benton elementary, 62. temple hills at 59. mostly patchy afternoon clouds. lots of sunshine on our saturday. near 80 degrees. midday sunday, some rain and then late-day clearing. >> county police and the transportation department tell us the only thing blocked is eastbound on university and dennis. the right lane blocked. there was a utility pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from cali
've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
behind the whole. good morning, washington continues right now. >> we are glad you are joining us at 6:00 on this tuesday, september 21. >> we start as always with meteorologist adam. when are we going to get some rain? we need it? >> locally, we are just dry. but they really need it out west. summer-like conditions are possible. locally, we have a slight chance of rain right now. arlington, 52. on our way to about 80 degrees. low 80's localitily. another day full of sunshine. you pack your lunch and book bag. before the leesberg pike that should be on the shoulder before you get there. we'll go to a camera of traffic northbound 395 on the way to the pent he gone. no problems right here. kwoikly, you'll see the beltway moving. now to allison and greta. a top story, a lore ton man is behind bar this is morning. as a side job, he was a wrestling referee. actually, it wasn't until firefighters performed a routine inspection on his house that he was put on the police radar. the fire department went in to his house. the house next door caught on fire and they went in routinely to do an
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 sput their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threatened to burn the koran tomorrow on the anniversary of 9/11. had a dramatic press con
morning. glad to have you with us. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. alison starling as the day off. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. constable temperatures. >> a fantastic morning. happy friday. it is the end of the workweek. fantastic weather. a taste of autumn. we all live in the belfort furniture weather center of. 60 in manassas, 52 in rockville. we have a few upper 40's. 49 in front royal. there is dry air in place behind the cold front. clear skies and calm winds help to the temperature is. this afternoon, a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds, high temperatures in the upper 70's. >> university blvd., a utility pole was knocked down in an accident at dennis avenue. right lane is blocked. very little delayed. traffic signals are dark at this intersection. 270, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural ce
. >> for the first time we hear american soldiers accused of taking part if a death squad. could the u.s. army have prevented this civilian massacre? brian ross investigates. >>> fake arrest. you're watching a california cop handcuff a teenager in his living room. his parents watching and thrilling. the boy's crime, having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> pandemonium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> all over the world, 62,000 applications to spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks flyout side the win dove. the pilot able to land safely. what it was like on that flight. >> t
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
we are glad you are joining us at 5:00 on this wednesday morning, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather. first, a meteorologist at caskey. >> today will be a lot like the past couple days, high pressure system in place. sunny and hot, but not oppressively humid. hurricane earl is a category 3, downgraded. it will have little to no impact on our local weather this friday and into the weekend. on the beaches there could be some impact mainly with the higher service and dangerous wind conditions. first, a lot of sunshine today, 95 degrees. starting out in the '60s in the suburbs, 76 downtown. >>> we are in great shape. 95 in and of baltimore, construction should be gone on the beltway, 66. noel loureece on 66 outside the beltway. heading south to richmond between fredericksburg and richmond after the thornburgh exit, yesterday's bill was an accident with a truck that went off the road. it was loaded with tyres and the tires caught on fire. there brushfires and the right lane is still blocked. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this
am pamela brown. great to have you with us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. we have an update. >> it is a category 3 storm, downgraded. on the high end of a category three. maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. it is 70 degrees in springfield, 68 in gainesville, 67 in upper marlboro. total sunshine again today, just like yesterday, 95 degrees. not oppressively humid. air quality little better today, "orange. tomorrow it will be the 59th 90-degree day. >>> slow traffic on 95 in virginia northbound at the prince william parkway. we are going to see if there is any delay for news choppers 7. -- newschopper 7. baltimore washington parkway. leaving and going into laurel, it is nothing but volume. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, a bracing for hurricane earl. an hour ago the storm was downgraded to a category three. if it is still on track to skirt the east coast. state leaders up and down the atlantic are not taking chances. today virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for whatever it could bring. court
by -- our daughter could be taken from us by summerlin texting la driving. >> the secretary of transportation calls a distracted driving an epidemic. >> there is no call or e-mail so important that it cannot wait. >> two new laws went into effect recently to combat distracted driving commercial drivers are banned from using mobile devices while on the job and train operators as well. >> we need good laws. but most of all, we need research -- personal responsibility. >> the governor and acted as if it were drunk driving -- of the governor wanted to attack it as if it were drunk driving with the tough new laws. >> within three or four seconds your entire life can change. certainly, i will never be the same again. >> 30 states have passed laws restricting texting behind the wheel and 18 states have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. >> virginia governor bob macdonald denied a request to consider clemency. the supreme court could still intervene. burress was convicted in a murder for hire plot that took the life of term has been an stepson -- of her husband a
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
is responsible. i'm scott duman. glad to have you with us. >> i'm natasha barrett. we begin with your traffic and weather in minutes. first, here's meteorologist adam caskey. good morning. >> good morning. what a weekend it's been. huh? >> fan fastic outside. comfortable, high temperatures. low humidity levels. high pressure overhead. high pressure will be centered over us then push off to the east. a comfortable 51 in winchester. if you're camping out west, that's what you wanted to wake up to. la plata, 58. nice-looking round of temperatures this morning. still not too humid outside. in the mid 80's. light south winds at 5-10 miles an hour. the average high is down to 82 degrees. tomorrow, no big changes. just a few degrees warmer. 88-89 for the afternoon high temperature. more on the forecast, the extended forecast, coming . >> students at the university of maryland are on high alert this morning after yet another act of violence near campus. >> a student was robbed and beaten on route one not far from the previous two robberies. more on these attacks and the search for the suspects. >> i
morning washington." we are glad you are joining us. i'm alison starling. we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. first, a quick heats up for students in ann arundel county. chesapeake high, chesapeake bay middle, and folger mckinley elementary will be closed due to a broken water pipe. >>> now time for traffic and weather. adam caskey has the first check on the forecast. we had a gorgeous weekend, adam. maybe we can hang on to that. >> high temperatures in the upper 70's yesterday. the average high temperature is 78. we run a little above average. today will be a little cooler and closer to normal. right now we're in the 60's, which is above average for morning temperatures. our average low is 61 at reagan national. 68 in springfield. hamilton 65. culpeper at 65 degrees. temperatures will likely drop a couple more degrees before the sun comes up at 6 cht 54 -- 6:54 a.m. north wind at 5 to 15. we'll drop the humidity throughout the day today. it's 5:01. let's go to lisa. >>> it has been smooth on the outer loop of the beltway. construction barrels should be on the sh
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
. but this time, she has sarah palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to
the president and bring us that tomorrow. >>> we start with the controversy of the pastor that is going to burn the koran. and the imam of the proposed mosque. the imam is speaking out this morning. dan harris has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. here is that op-ed from the imam. in it, he says, quote, we are proceeding. fresh back from his taxpayer-funded speaking tour of the middle east, imam feisal raul, that if america backs down from constructing the center, quote, we cede the discourse and our future to radicals on both sides. the paradigm between the muslims and the west will continue. and meanwhile, overnight, secretary of state hillary clinton joined what has become a coordinated federal assault on that small church in florida, that plans to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act, that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: secretary clinton added her voice to a growing government chorus, including general david petraeus, who warned that images of koran-burning could endang
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. thanks for joining us at 5:00 on this early monday morning. i am alison starling. let's give started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. expect problems? we have lisa baden and adam caskey. >> we have been waiting for this rain and it is materializing. some areas of rain across the region is specially farther west of the metro area. look at showers stretching from pennsylvania all the way to the deep south. the moisture is streaming to the north. we will see intermittent showers through of the day. showers in montgomery county, frederick county,270 corridor, 81 corridor cure that's where we have persistent light rain. in the yellow areas is where there are moderate to heavy sellers at this time. there's rain off and on today. high temperatures in the '70s. maybe a upper 60's in some spots. a severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled vowel especially along and he 795 corridor this evening. at least 2.5 inches expected altogether. >> water it has collected on the ramp heading west on to 50. there is deep water. a firefighter just call
caskey is a -- joining us says we will have a quarter of an inch. >> we need the rain showers. we need them. so the tropics. scruleya and igor, that cute little couple out in the atlantic. julia a category two, igor a category four storm with maximum sustained winds at 145 miles an hour. neither of these will be affecting the united states. i said it before. i'll say it begin. sometimes tropical storms move into our system and break us out of droughts. that's not going to be the case with either of these. let's not forget carl. stale crorm. tropical storm. could develop into a category one before making landfall on the eastern coast of mexico far south of texas. let's get a closer look at home. look at the showers already developing in parts of ohio, parts of the ohio valley. even parts of virginia. increasing our clouds and giving us the chance of showers ater on this afternoon. especially into the evenings and nighttime hours for the metro area. so here's the drought monitor shown on our scan. cuts the parts of the metro area. we have the moderate drought and then the seefer drought
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are staying through the labor day weekend. we're happy to
washington." thank you so much for joining us today. i'm allison starling. >> we're going to check in with lisa in just a moment but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a great day today. a lot like yesterday. we're starting the day noticeably cooler than yesterday at this time. take a look at the morning temperatures outside now. dry air in place. clear skies and calm winds allowing temperatures to plummet down near the dew point for the morning hours. that's where we are. quick look at the almanac data. only three degree above average for this time of year. 96 is the record high temperature set back in 1865. sclofere to low -- closer to low 80's again. we'll have upper 70's for afternoon highs. >> lingering road work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography posses
on the growing strength of this conservative movement. thanks so much for joining us tonight. i want to start with christine o'donnell. another bombshell has dropped. >> the republicans are really struggling to figure out what to do with this. she is an unconventional candidate. it was thought that the republican who has been in congress along time was absolutely going to win this race. and they are not having a very good moment. >> there were some, quote, nutty comments that she made, and she was on "politically incorrect," where she talks about dabbling in witchcraft. >> i think we're going to see more of this. this is one more thing that adds to the egocentricity of her candidacy. -- and adds to the eccentric ity of her candidacy. it is a little odd. >> the tea party is celebrating this win. republicans are biting their nails right now. >> you heard charles krauthammer say over the weekend in "the washington post" that sarah palin and jim demint are irresponsible. >> it makes it that much harder for them to take back the senate. the senator in alaska it is now going to be running as a writ
for joining us. we have some big changes on the way by the end of the day. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. see the weather situation with adam. >> good morning. let the fresh air come through the windows. heavy rainfall. tonight and through the day tomorrow. arlington is 58 degrees. hagerstown 56. hyattsville 61. very comfortable and dry air. late day showers cannot be ruled out. more on the forecast coming up. >> a pretty good start to the morning rush hour. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia. on the virginia side, good at 66. this camera is revealing traffic on the 270. pretty good right now. now back to you. >> breaking news. a five-year at an apartment in northwest washington. crews are on the scene on the third 100 block of 16th street. three people have suffered burns. no word on the extent of the injuries. a crew is on the way. we will bring you more details as soon as we get them. >>> the hunt for a killer and the neighbor -- neighborhood on a large. >> a drive-by shooting in broad daylight. it happened at a busy use street corridor. we
a cold front that is pushing on into our region. we could use every little ounce or hundredths of an inch of rain we can squeeze out of this cold front. not much rain happening. it moves towards the shenandoah valley. we are dry. we could use showers. just a few showers out west and parts of central virginia. 73 in leesburg. 76 degrees right now at reagan national airport. up near 90 again this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. you will notice some changes. west winds of 20 miles per hour and gus higher than that. >> not much to talk about on the highway. no accidents to describe on 95, the baltimore-washington parkway, good coming at the southern maryland, route 4, route 5. uneventful on 66, 95, 395, the greenway, and the dulles toll road. looking at the beltway, not much happening. welcome to o-dark-30, ladies. >>> more condemnation for plans for a florida church to burn copies of the koran. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. other political leaders have also come out against the plan. it would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neig
and the u.s. supreme court refused to halt the execution, but her case has drawn support from supporters at home and abroad, saying that she is mentally retarded and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. they are pleading for her life to be scared. >> she is scheduled to die tonight at 9:00 p.m. at the correctional facility in virginia. she will be the first woman to be put to death in nearly 100 years. >> our coverage continues now. brian todd is in garrett, virginia with more on teresa louis's final hours. >> we are told that she has met with their immediate family, her attorney and spiritual adviser as well. she has a venture -- and essentially resigned to the circumstances. jazz as for a last meal -- she has asked for a last meal of fried chicken, dr pepper and peace. -- peas. we're told that her family will appear today. the daughter said she would witness the best execution. -- witness the execution. it is pretty much unfolding as is supposed to go. she will be put to death within the next three hours. >> thanks for that report. >> and an arrest report tonight of a 31-year-old cat
fighting for their life. 10uhbrianne carter joins us lie with the latest. >> as you can see behind me, firefighters are still on the scene trying to make sure all the fires are still out. they are also trying to determine what exactly started this. neighbors say this was a massive fire, coming through all of the windows. certainly an emotional day for p @s neighborho >> i just saw a fire, heard a big boom. >> authorities say one adult and two children are dead after the fire ripped through the town house. >> we tried to resuscitate them to no avail. >> firefighters say seven people were home when the fire began. authorities say the other adult@ and three other children were to hospital. me# >> meanwhile, newschopper 7 is over the scene of a two-car crash that happened in the 3100 block of patter mill road. two teenage boys were hurt in the crash. there were both in the same car. the driver of the other car was not hurt. breaking news as soon as it becomes available today. >>> also today a showdown on a.d.c. sidewalk. a woman evicted from her home spends the night on the street with al
. it is not expected to make direct landfall, but will likely send a high wind and the possible storm surge to the u.s. coast. >> we have to be ready to go. >> the national hurricane center downgraded it to a category 3 this morning. this is the first time in two decades that a hurricane threatens such an large portion of the eastern seaboard. courtney robinson reporting. >> thank you. let's get the latest on its strength and its track. adam caskey has new information. >> it is still a category 3 hurricane. the maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour. there's a hurricane watch for most of the eastern shores. delaware, maryland, virginia. there's a hurricane warning for eastern north carolina along the outer banks. they anticipate a hurricane like conditions over the eastern north carolina area, out of banks. it is a category 3, maximum sustained winds of 125 miles an hour of. there is a well-defined eye. notice the orange color. that is dry air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we c
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning washington once again. thanks for joining us. >> weather changes on the way beginning today. we head straight to your weather and traffic every 10 minutes. let's start with adam. >>> later on this afternoon, we will see some showers. the heaviest rain later tonight and midday tomorrow. here is a look at temperatures right now. culpeper is comfortable at 56. low humidity as well. morning sunshine. highs in the mid 70 kooky. -- 70's. tomorrow, heavy rains off and on in nature. now back to lisa on our morning commute. >>> it is quiet. no problems to flare up in front of view in baltimore. let's go to breaking news with a greta and allison. >>> emergency crews are on the scene of this two-alarm apartment fire along the third 100 block of 15th street. emergency officials confirm at least eight people have been transported to the hospital. some are critically injured in this blaze. several people are still being evacuated from emergency crews at the scene. the fire appears to have started on the fifth floor of the apartment building. we are follo
-year old son. >> of as a little anxious at first because they ran us out of the building, but they got the kids out safely. in a very good man. i cannot commend them enough. the discovery channel has practiced its evaluation procedure short after 9/11. some of the employees stayed behind in the building to help hostage negotiators and police. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage. we will look at the life of the man at the center of the standoff, coming up. >>> are other the big story, the latest on hurricane earl. the east coast is getting ready as the storm moves north. virginia, maryland, north carolina understates of emergency. federal disaster officials are moving emergency teams as a precaution. people are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there hav
[ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> that's what's making news in >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england, over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. >>> also breaking, the radical cleric, connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before go
commute. the list lucia -- the solution would be to use of metro rail on normal service. try to avoid 16th street near irving street is the closure. . next, we will go live to newschopper 7. we will tell to the beltway over the greenbelt area. there we are live where things are good. >>> we are following breaking news this morning from northwest washington. flames broke out at an apartment building in the 3100 block of 16th street. at least eight people were hurt. tk crews are on the scene right now. courtney ro!inson is live with the late breaking developments. what can you tell us? >> the people taken to the hospital, but many more are on the street. many being evaluated for smoke inhalation and other injuries as they were trying to get out of the building. eight taken to the hospital, 5 to the burn center, and one child was taken to children's hospital center. one of the individuals taken to g.w. jumped out of the window, possibly to aavoid the fire. the fire was on the fifth floor and a common area, making it difficult for people to get out. there were a number of latter rescues as wel
tell us while one man tried to punch a student, another took his wallet and emptied it. >> the suspects are 2ke689 trying to outnumber the amount of victims, so they have the advantage when they assault them. >> according to officers that's what happened august 29 right in front of a large apartment complex, five men attacked three students waiting for a bus at bureau win house road while two of the victims got away unharmed, the men robbed and beat the third student. just two days earlier a similar robbery ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old and this man, maxie. officers believe they and a number of others tried to pull two female students from a car in this hotel lot on rout one. >> that's not how you want your college experience to be at all. you want to feel safe. >> and campus public safety making students aware of these attacks. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. reporting live, courtney robinson. abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story in north d.c. where police are searching for a gunman who opened fired on a crowd of people. at the 300 block of 53rd s
joins us with the latest. >> charges are pending against female driver of the car. this was quite the scene last night. you can see the aftermath of what happened. the debris here in front of the keren restaurant here in adams morgan. the bay window of the restaurant was smashed from impact. authorities are trying to piece together how this happened. the sound of this white car crashing into the front of this popular ethiopian restaurant echoed throughout this busy section of adams morgan. >> a lot of squeaking and tires hitting the curbs and the glass flying. not a pretty scene. >> witnesses watched with horror it is a female driver of the car lost control, ran on to the sidewalk and hit two women before slamming into the restaurant. the two pedestrians, who are in their 20's, were transfered to the hospital with serious injuries. officials say the driver refused to be transported to hospital and was irate as she was being handcuffed. >> coming downtown the speed she was, there was no sense to it. >> the crash happened just before 9:00 on wednesday night. restaurants packed with
dancing? and no, that was not the two of us doing hand dancing. >> i've been worried all morning that you're going to propose some sort of -- >> i want to. this is a new dance craze they're starting. they're going to be joining us live. >> they've gone rogue, post "riverdance." >> did you see their face? >>> also, we have serious news. including new details about what happened when the mother of natalee holloway, went inside a peruvian prison to confront the man she believes murdered her daughter. they're calling her surprise visit, an ambush. we'll have the latest on that. >>> this is a story that touched a nerve with our viewers. lit up the message board. you saw the video of a father storming on to a school bus and threatening the kids he thinks is bullying his daughter. a lot of people weighed in on this. we'll be talking more about what parents should do in these sorts of circumstances. >> he's apparently looking at jail time. >> he came out and apologized. >>> you heard about overnight, big news from hollywood. lindsay lohan, the struggling starlet admitted she failed a drug test. t
morning washington. thank you for joining us. it is 5:00 today. >> great to have you here with us. we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. here is adam caskey. how is this friday shaping up for us? >> still a little damp outside. we had the rain showers last night. the clouds hung around. it is going to take a while for the clouds to break up. we're still a little damp. take a look at some of the rainfall totals. you can see myersville had almost .08 inch of rain. some beneficial rain. most of us has under .2. >> we have lanes open on the belt way. we're in good shape to start the rush hour from college park to bethesda. the crash that occurred after 10:00 last night has now been cleared away. lanes are open once again. the beltway is open to traffic. on the interloop, there were no issues there related to this. that's in good shape. 270, 66, 95 and 395, interloop ramp to go north to college park, a crash along the left side. >> our top story this friday morning, a murder/suicide. police say a distrouth man shot his mother and doctor after hearing her diagnosis then b
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